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Lindsay PereiraThe Supreme Court rejected Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy’s petition seeking an investigation into P Chidambaram’s alleged role in handing over 2G spectrum below the market price. The former decided to ask for a review, prompting Sujata Anandan to tweet: ‘What a bad loser this Subramanian Swamy is!’ Suresh En, on the other hand, had this to say: ‘Admiration for the Lone Crusader. He has given us a lot to cheer. All power to you, Sir.’ There was this tweet from a certain Bankrupt GreekGod: ‘Swamy’s reaction reminds me of my reaction to 12th board results. Surely, examiner overlooked my argument.’ And from Suryanarayan Ganesh: ‘In 2010, BJP blocked Chidu in Lok Sabha on 2G scam, today Supreme Court kicked Subramanian Swamy. Now BJP blocks Jaiswal on coal. Same story.’

Back in the news
Also clogging timelines was Kapil Sibal after reportedly saying he had told the media a long time ago that Chidambaram was innocent. Deepak Singh’s reaction was this: ‘Congress should field Manish Tiwari, Digvijay Singh and Kapil Sibal as their spokespersons until the next elections, to ensure an opposition win.’ Ignitedmind added: ‘What Sibal and Jaiswal want to say is the CAG is poor in maths and they need to attend coaching classes at 10 Janpath.’ Prakash Sharma tweeted: ‘Sibal is comic relief in such troubled times. Thanks UPA.’ According to Devinder Sharma, ‘Sibal again puts both feet in his mouth by defending our corrupt Prime Minister.’

The wrong target
The Twitter account of Milind Deora, minister of state for communications and information technology, was reportedly suspended. Ramesh Srivats tweeted: ‘It’s like the Home Minister losing his house key.’ Someone using the handle IndiaSpeaksPR added: ‘Apparently, the tweets were too articulate for a cabinet minister.’

The last word
From writer Chetan Bhagat: ‘The real PMO has offended the people of India far more than any fake parody account can or ever will.’

— Lindsay Pereira is Editor, MiD DAY Online

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